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Little Big Soldier -- Jackie Chan stars as a grizzled veteran who kidnaps a young enemy general, then escorts him on a long journey to collect a reward, in this comic martial arts extravaganza set in the days of ancient China.
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Jackie Chan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 February 2010 (Malaysia) See more »
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An old soldier kidnaps a young general of an enemy state and takes him on a long journey to collect the reward. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jackie Chan ... The Soldier

Leehom Wang ... the General
Sung-jun Yoo ... Prince Wen (as Steve Yoo)

Peng Lin ... Songster
Yuming Du ... Guard Wu (as Du Yu Ming)
Song Jin ... Lou Fan Wei
Xiao Dong Mei ... Lou Fan Yan (as Xu Dong Mei)
Ken Lo ... Guard Yong (as Low Houl Kang)

Rongguang Yu ... Captain Yu (as Yu Rong Guang)
Yue Wu ... Beggar Head

Baoqiang Wang ... Messenger (as Wang Beo Qiang)
Ben Niu ... the Scholar
Alan Ng ... Guard Zhuo
Jack Tu ... Imperial Bodyguard
Wang Hai Xiang ... Imperial Bodyguard
Yang Zheng ... Imperial Bodyguard

Jerry Liau ... Imperial Bodyguard
Yan Yan Long ... Imperial Bodyguard
Ning Xu ... Imperial Bodyguard
Zhao Yao Dong ... Student East
Ji Tao ... Student West
Zha Ka ... General of Liang
Gang Te Mu Er ... LouFan Gang
Ning Ji Ri Ga La Wu ... LouFan Gang
Baisi Guleng ... LouFan Gang (as Bai Si Gu Leng)
Ao Te Gen Bi Li Ge ... LouFan Gang
Si Ri Ji Pu Ri Bu ... LouFan Gang
Ba Te Tu Er Ji Ba ... LouFan Gang
Bao Yin Ge Xi Ge ... LouFan Gang
Hong Tong Ba Tu ... LouFan Gang
Wang Zi Yi ... The boy
Wang Yan Shi ... The King of Liang
Zhang Chang Zheng ... Beggar A
Jingke Liang ... Beggar B (as Jing Ke Liang)
Rong Rong Wu ... Beggar C
Shen Cing Min ... Beggar D (as Shen Qing Min)
Wang Xu ... San Lang
Yang Fan ... Soldier A
Wang Bin ... Refugee A
Guan Jin ... Liang Eunuch
Yuan He Ping ... Liang Official
Li Gang ... Liang General A
Huang Jian Ming ... Liang General B
Ding Sheng ... Qin General A
Jun He ... Qin General B
Han Guanhua ... Qin General C

Directed by
Sheng Ding 
 
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Jackie Chan  screenplay

Produced by
Jackie Chan .... producer
Solon So .... producer
 
Original Music by
Xiao Ke 
 
Cinematography by
Xiaoding Zhao (director of photography)
 
Production Management
Jackie Chan .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Brendan Geaney .... dubbing editor
Sam Wang .... sound designer
Sam Wang .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Jackie Chan .... stunt coordinator
Han Guan Hua .... assistant stunt coordinator
Gang Wu .... stunt coordinator
Jackie Chan .... stunt actor (uncredited)
 
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Raymond Lam .... a camera/stedicam operator
 

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Also Known As:
"Da bing xiao jiang" - China (original title)
"Last Soldier" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for violence and action
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96 min
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When he could not take the role of the young general, Jackie Chan originally considered Daniel Wu to play the part of the young general, but Chan disregarded the thought after realizing that he had already filmed two movies earlier with Wu. Chan's wife, Joan Lin, suggested their son Jaycee Chan, but Chan objected to it. Lin later suggested Leehom Wang, whom Chan agreed to immediately.See more »
Quotes:
The Soldier:I forgot to tell you, the reward for capturing a live enemy general is land, cash, and exemption from military service. Exemption from military service for life! Only tilling land. No need to go to war.
the General:There's always a victor in a war. Only when the victor has unified the world will there be true peace so little men like you can lead a regular life.
The Soldier:You know what? If you hadn't gone to war with us, I could have been living this life right now!
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43 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: Little Big Soldier, 9 February 2010
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

Little Big Soldier continues to reinforce a point, that while one can afford to forgo Jackie Chan's rather dismal outing in any Hollywood flicks of late, his Asian films are a totally different story altogether. JC was said to have this story brewing for some two decades now, and initially his plan was to play the Big General himself, but good advice and probably with more confidence in his dramatic acting ability meant he takes on the Little Soldier role, and went with Wang Leehom for the other.

Maybe I'm crediting him too much since he came up with the story, but here's a film that would probably not work without JC taking on one of the characters, with the Little Soldier seem tailor made for him at this stage of his career, no longer needing to be the hero, but ever willing to be part of the underdogs, which Hollywood still frowns upon (hey, he's JC, he has to be a top notch cop/spy/secret agent/etc), as compared to everyday working man roles like that in Shinjuku Incident, Rob-B-Hood, and as a cowardly soldier whose self preservation instinct kicks into overdrive all the time.

Set prior to the unification of China by the Qin dynasty, the film opens with what seemed like a total annihilation in the battlefield between Wei and Liang troops, only to find Liang's Little Soldier being able to capture Wei's super Big General (Leehom) only because the latter is severely injured. With the promise of plenty of land for the live capture of an enemy general, Little Soldier makes it a point to cart Big General back to his country at all costs, so that he can settle down with new found wealth, coupled with an exemption from having to serve in the army. But of course Big General comes with a lot of baggage in knowing that his kindred had betrayed him and his elite troops in a battle, and are after him to ensure that he stays dead.

So lies the gist of the story, which to say anymore would be to spoil the fun and the depth of the story's development. Suffice to say JC's story contains enough to make you feel for the two lead characters, where their natural adversary would pave the way to inevitable friendship being forged by way of encountering and overcoming painful obstacles and challenges posed along the way, as the adage goes, two is better than one. JC too plays his character so well that you can't help but to endear to his multiple gimmicky toys he employs to survive in battles, plus the sheer luck and street smarts he has to rely on to get out of sticky situations. I'm not much of a Leehom fan, but he managed to pull of his role as the stoic general with aplomb, and shares some fine chemistry with JC, believable that these guys would be friends should they not be from different lands.

But the strength of the film comes from how the two characters contrast with, and how they rub off their respective ideals on each other. The Little Soldier aspires to lead a simple life of farming, to go back to his roots of a simple life, reminiscing upon his father's wise words, where rich means a plot of land to farm, two cows and a wife. Fighting in battles is not his cup of tea, and he'll do anything just to ensure that he comes out unscathed, even if it means being branded as a cowardly deserter. On the other hand, Big General aspires to conquer lands and if inevitable, to die gloriously in battle. Soon enough, he learns how having small but fulfilling, meaningful aspirations would be miles better than material wealth, of the joys that a simple, peaceful life can bring compared to one of constant fights. For the Small Soldier, lessons in the virtues of honour and courage get imparted, which leads to an especially touching and poignant finale.

Serving as action director. JC keeps all the fight sequences here fresh. You know how it is with action flicks when one battle scene doesn't offer anything new from the one that preceded it, JC had done something right in the fight choreography department. There are enough moments here to showcase straight forward fighting sequences, and those of his signature acrobatic buffoonery to suit the role of his Little Soldier to a T. Watch out too for his hilarious gimmicks employed, which will surely bring out a chuckle or two, which only JC can deliver in a true blue JC film.

It's been some time since JC had a major project rolled out every Lunar New Year, and this one comes just in time to perhaps continue in that tradition. If it's anything to go by, this film has surpassed expectations set low thanks to a lacklustre trailer, and thankfully the end product is confirmed to be miles better. He may be slower these days, but Little Big Soldier demonstrates that JC still has what it takes to deliver a Chinese blockbuster. As with almost all JC movies, sit back during the end credits roll to enjoy the many outtakes included.

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